Upcoming Events in Montana's Yellowstone Country 2023!

Summer may be waning, but the event schedule is still going strong, particularly on the region's east side in Red Lodge and Cooke City, where you'll find a handful of races, festivals, fanfare, and all-around good times. We've listed some more significant events, but you can find a complete list at YellowstoneEvents.com.


Summer Fest Street Party

Red Lodge, MT

August 12, 2023

10 am- 9 pm

Pedestrians only on Broadway Street to enjoy seven bands, dining, shopping, and a kid's play area! Stroll around with your favorite cocktail and enjoy all Red Lodge has to offer!


Prospectors 50K and 30K Races

Cooke City, MT

August 12-13, 2023

A race as rugged as the prospectors who explored the area in the 1800s. Terrain that is not for the faint of heart, but scenery that will impress everyone!


Forget Me Knot Fest

Cooke City and Silver Gate, MT

August 18-19, 2023

An inaugural benefit for the towns of Cooke City and Silver Gate, the Forget Me Knot Fest is to help the communities after historic flooding in 2022. Enjoy live music, an artist marketplace, raffles, auctions, and a Mexica-influenced Sunday brunch to wrap up the weekend!


Nitty Gritty Off-Road Race

Red Lodge, MT

August 19, 2023

This marathon, marathon relay, 13.1-mile, or 4.31-mile race spans across access roads, single-track, and a healthy dose of bushwhacking on Red Lodge Mountain.


Wretched Mess Arts Festival

West Yellowstone, MT

August 26, 2023

Celebrate the arts next to Yellowstone National Park. The Festival includes a local artist showcase, chalk art, free art activities for all ages, and an artist market.


Music in the Park

West Yellowstone, MT

August 26, 2023

The final show in this free summer concert series features Luke Dowler and the Midnight Conversations. Grab a chair, a picnic, and enjoy this family-friendly event!


Music in the Mountains, Big Sky, Montana Photo by Kaden Harrison

Music in the Mountains

Big Sky, MT

Every Thursday through September 14, 2023

This family-friendly, free concert series is a favorite in the Big Sky community. Along with the music, enjoy rotating food and beverage vendors. The series ends with Metal in the Mountains, a summer feature with three metal bands.


Labor Day Arts Fair

Red Lodge, MT

September 4, 2023

The art scene is rich in Red Lodge - celebrate with live music, art demonstrations, and food in Lion's Park.


Whistle Pig Adventure Race

Red Lodge, MT

September 9, 2023

In Montana's only adventure race, challenge yourself to bike, hike, run, climb, and navigate as much as possible in six hours! (You'll earn that beer at Oktoberfest!)



Red Lodge, MT

September 9, 2023

Stop by Red Lodge Ales for German food, beer, vendors, and games. Fun for the whole family!


Yellowstone Harvest Festival

Livingston, MT

September 9-10, 2023

Held on the banks of the beautiful Yellowstone River, this festival features live music, over 50 art and craft vendors, and food. Plus, enjoy learning hands-on skills through archery and fly-fishing demonstrations.


Belgrade Fall Festival

Belgrade, MT

September 16, 2023

Celebrate the start of fall with a parade, food, drinks, car show, live music, children’s activities, and local vendors, all in downtown Belgrade.


Bridger Raptor Festival

Bridger Bowl, Bozeman

October 7-8, 2023

A free, family event centered around the largest Golden Eagle migration known in the U.S. Activities center around raptor viewing and include nature walks and talks, educational and entertaining programs, and activities for people of all ages.